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to the united nation where he will argue that plan should be upgraded to an observer state. abbas's predecessor yasser arafat died eight years ago. some still suspect foul play. as allen pizzey reports tonight an extraordinary step will be taken this week trying to resolve doubts once and for all. >> reporter: for many palestinians yasser arafat is more a relic of history than part of the ongoing struggle for an independent state. for a brief period this week, however, he will be thrust back into the limelight. his body will be exhumed on tuesday to find out if he was poisoned by polonium-210 a radioactive isotope that causes certain death. a palestinian official is no doubt. you believe he was poisoned. >> yes. >> reporter: by whom? >> let's wait and see but everybody knows who are the enemies of the palestinian people. >> reporter: for reasons of dignity the mausoleum has been closed off from public view and this is as close as cameras are allowed to come. three separate samples will be taken from his body by especially invited forensic teams from switzerland, france and russia. the results o
diplomatic mission of her career so far. but the u.s. ambassador to the united nations' attempt to reach agreement with republican senators today failed. rice is a favorite of the president's to be nominated as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. if he does nominate race, she would have to be approved by the senate. margaret brennan is covering for us tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. ambassador rice asked for the meetings on capitol hill today in hopes of patching up differences she has with at least three republicans. the senators have vowed to stop a nomination of rice because of comments she made after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. today for the first time she acknowledged her comments were wrong. ambassador race met her toughest critics behind closed doors to explain why she called the september attack on the consulate a spontaneous demonstration when u.s. intelligence suspected it was actually a terrorist assault. after the meeting, republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham had this reaction. >> we are significantly troubled by ma
, cbs 5. >>> united nations ambassador susan rice has come under fire for her handling of the attacks in benghazi. now she is face to face with critics on capitol hill has she tries to win their support if she is nominated for secretary of state. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with what happened in that meeting. >> reporter: some gop lawmakers are still not satisfied with u.n. ambassador susan rice's explanation of what happened at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> reporter: senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte have been vocal critics of rice accusing the ambassador of misleading the public when she said five days after the deadly benghazi attack, there was no evidence it was preplanned. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> reporter: rice needs the senate support if president obama chooses her to be the next secretary of state. ambassador
and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations shelter while israel and the militant group hamas spent eight days in a bloody conflict. under the cease-fire agreement hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. after a deal was reached the residents poured into the streets of gaza, cheers and celebratory gunshots replaced the sounds of gunfire. in tel aviv most israelis were happy to hear the news. >> i would like to believe that no fighting is always more good than fighting. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve a chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. now israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu said he's
are expected home by the end of 2014. as we reported here last night, america's ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, has broken her silence about the controversial remarks she made back in september about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. sharyl attkisson in washington has more on that tonight. sharyl. >> reporter: ambassador rice defended her comment from more than nine weeks ago when she said the benghazi attacks did not appear preplanned. she said that reflected the best intelligence at the time. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> reporter: but intelligence officials told congress last week they knew almost from the start that benghazi was likely the work of terrorists, perhaps affiliated with al qaeda. in an appearance on "face the nation" five days after the attack, rice gave no hint of that. >> we d
a bid to gain observer status at the united nations for the palestinian state arafat spent his life trying to create two days after he was to be dug up and reburied. allen pizzey, cbs news, ramallah. >>> in massachusetts, officials are blaming a utility worker for a massive natural gas explosion. the blast friday night injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in springfield. the state fire marshal says the worker was responding to a gas leak when he accidentally punctured an underground pipe. and immediately called the fire department. >>> coming up mention, your weather forecast. and in sports a show of solid darety in indianapolis. two colts cheerleaders get buzzed for a good cause. yeah, i might have ears like a rabbit... but i want to eat meat! [ male announcer ] iams knows dogs love meat. ...but most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, [ dog 2 ] look at me! i'm a lean, mean flying machine [ dog 1 ] i am too! woo hoo! [ male announcer ] iams. with 50% more animal protein. [ dog 2 ] i'm an iams dog for life. not a
. today police are firing tear gas at protestors. susan rice the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is going to meet with people regarding the libya killing. >> reporter: ambassador susan rice suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous violence. the obama administration later said it was a terrorist attack. rice heads to capitol hill today to meet with three of her harshest critics senators john mccain, lindsay graham and kelly ayotte. mccain now willing to hear her side of the story. >> i will be glad to meet with her and listen to her positions and justification for her comments but i'm -- i'm very unhappy with her performance. >> reporter: graham is also looking forward to hearing from rice. >> there will be a lot of questions asked of her about this event and others. >> reporter: ayotte told cnn that rice's staff contacted her about the meeting. she believes it will focus on rice's, quote, representations of what happened at benghazi. rice is considered a top pick to replace secretary of state hillary clinton who said she will leave her post when a replacement is found.
and then on friday will hit the road traveling to pennsylvania. >>> the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is back on capitol hill today to meet with more lawmakers. susan rice is trying to explain comments she made shortly after the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. yesterday she met with three of her strongest critics in the senate including arizona republican john mccain. rice initially said the attack had grown out of a spontaneous protest. now she says those were the talking points that u.s. intelligence had given her. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> mccain said he is still troubled about what rice said and what she did not say. rice would need senate support if president obama nominates her to become the next secretary of state. >>> time now 4:42. how a dangerous mix can be deadly. the juice that could be deadly when mixed with the wrong medication. >> also ahead is it a revolutionary breakthrough worthy of a willy wonka? how cadbury invented nonme
, israel, injuring at least 10 people while in gaza, a united nations aid agency says 10,000 people have already sought shelter after israel dropped leaflets on areas warning people to evacuate. >>> it's the busiest travel day of the year. this is a live look at sfo. we have no reports yet of any delays but the faa website is crashed. they had delays due to weather and expect it to be busy this afternoon. best advice call ahead before you head to the airport. >>> the rain is causing some problems this stormy morning along the waterfront in san francisco. i drove through some of this. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is watching the water along the embarcadero and the lake that's developed there. anne, good morning. >> reporter: that's right. i'm standing in the water only a few inches here but it's covering my boots. excuse my fashion faux pas, by the way. i just stuck jeans into the top of the boots but the sidewalk here is completely covered with water and part of the roadway, as well. you can see two lanes closed here at the embarcadero. this is right before the ferry building in between t
will be the focus as susan rice holds meetings with key lawmakers. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations has been criticized by some republicans for comments she made shortly after those attacks. at the time, she said at tax stemmed from a protest against an anti-islam video. rice is considered a possible nominee to replace the outgoing hillary clinton as the secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, lawmakers on capitol hill are jockeying for position right now in efforts to fix the federal budget and avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." if they don't reach a deal by the end of the year, tax hikes and across the board budget cuts will automatically kick in. susan mcginnis has more on today's efforts to get democrats and republicans a little closer together. >>> reporter: president obama will begin a media blitz this week highlighting his efforts to steer clear of the "fiscal cliff." he will first meet with small business owners at the white house today. at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, fellow democrat senator dick durbin will give what's being called a ma
." united nations ambassador susan rice meets face t >>> welcome to cbs th"cbs this morning." ambassador susan rice meets with critics on capitol hill this morning. she will be asked about the attack that killed the ambassador to libya and why she suggested a few days later that the fatal assault was not as a result of a terrorist attack. >> possible replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. margaret brennan is on capitol hill. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. u.s. ambassador susan rice hopes to put that controversy to rest. if she is successful, it would remove the largest political hurdle to her nomination as secretary of state. rice is meeting right now behind closed doors with three of her most vocal critics, republican senator john mccain, kelly ayotte and lindsey graham talking behind closed doors to discuss classified material. the acting director of the cia, mike morel, is helping her answer questions and will accompany her to other meetings on the hill this week. an aide to mccain tells cbs news that rice requ
rice was at the united nations, moment not at the state department. those questions should probably fall to the secretary of state go the secretary of state is undergoing an internal review, tary of state very tough on their handling of it a lot of eople are saying. hat are these republican arnators doing? susane not going as far as lock g they're going to put a dold on ambassador rice and that. her. >> mccain has suggested that. hat but ayotte has not. this reminds you of, say, jesse helms who once put a blanket hold on all clinton ambassadors, on all 400 people at one point, because he wanted attention paid. senator shelby put a hold on tions from tfrom the obama administration based on a tanker senators say on thes say i'm going to put a hold to bang on the table. timee they serious about it, f thatg a hold on her nomination if that nomination comes? >> >> i thenk if they don't get the answers, they will. if they don't get the answers isy want. the question is whether they can get the answers. >> the president is off on a the pr trip trying to sell the ideas he wants. >> tax rate
, they are opposing the judge's club that calls for a national wide strike. lawmakers in the united states say while they appreciate their help brokering the cease-fire, his actions raise concern. >> to assume this kind of power is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> we don't obviously have want to see a democratically-elected aut ocrat take place of a dictator that was the case before that. >> reporter: opposition in support groups are planning competing rallies in cairo at locations less than a mild apart. it could set the stage for more violence. >> back at home, enjoy the nice weather. change is coming for the workweek, les birth? >>> it has been a pleasant holiday weekend weatherwise. we will see clouds rolling in and patchy fog. coast bay and inland, the temperatures will stay in the 40s, low to upper 40s along the coast and bay. by tomorrow, we will see highs in the 60s, once again, low to upper 60s in some of the inland spots and plenty of sunshine. the temperatures maybe a couple of degrees cooler than what we saw today. it is going to stay dry. if you have travel plans tomorr
the nation's worst drought in decades is getting worse. more than half of the continental united states has been in the drought since summer. conditions had gotten better during october. now the drought has deepened again into due to a continued lack of rain. >>> los angeles times is reporting hostess will shut down down, planning to lay off 15,000 workers right away. analysts expect that some of its famous brands like twinkies and ding dongs will be bought by other companies and may live on. >>> companies cutting back on business travel before the potential fiscal cliff, usa today says. one company will spend $20 billion less in the next two years if the fiscal cliff happens. >>> the boston herald reports massachusetts highway safety director is resigning. sheila burgess came under fire because her driving record includes seven accidents, four speeding violations and a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. did we mention she's the highway safety director? this week, the governor said it was a screw up his words, to hire burgess for that job. she cites health reasons fo
. >> reporter: this is a showdown between two giants nonunion walmart and the united food and workers union which says it's not organizing a rally but as clearly stated on its website is offering support. walmart has asked the national labor relations board to stop the rallies but a decision is unlikely to come before tomorrow. walmart doesn't seem fazed. in an email a company spokesman wrote, the reality is that there are only a handful of associates at a handful of stores scattered across the country who are participating in these ufcw made-for-tv eventsful but even this small protest turned away at least one customer. >> i decided i would go to target or some other store. >> reporter: other shoppers are sympathetic but highlight the challenge. do you think people would support a strike? >> no. the almighty dollar always wins. >> reporter: walmart calls black friday the super bowl of retailers and does not expect its customers to be affected by the protests. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> here's what a holiday weekend getaway traffic looks like from chopper 5. this is i- 80 in vallejo, east
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between two giants nonunion walmart and the united food and workers union which says it's not organizing a rally but as clearly stated on its website is offering support. walmart has asked the national labor relations board to stop the rallies but a decision is unlikely to come before tomorrow. walmart doesn't seem fazed. in an email a company spokesman wrote, the reality is that there are only a handful of associates at a handful of stores scattered across the country who are participating in these ufcw made-for-tv eventsful but even -- events, but even this small protest turned away at least one customer. >> i decided i would go to target or some other store. >> reporter: other shoppers are sympathetic but highlight the challenge. do you think people would support a strike? >> no. the almighty dollar always wins. >> probably we stop buying like maybe that day or the next day or that week. but later on, you know, sooner or later we end upcoming back. >> reporter: walmart calls black friday the super bowl of retailers and does not expect its customers to be affected by the protests. >>
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